Faith and Racial Equity
St. Anthony's is offering an 8 week program on Faith and Racial Equity
When: Sunday evenings from September 27th through November 22nd
All meetings will be held virtually via zoom
Cost: $40 for 3 books (if you're participating as a couple only one set of books are needed)
This eight session program awakens groups to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others. Learn a framework for understanding and recognizing racial disparities in power and privilege and dive into specific issues related to this dynamic, including affirmative action, the school-to-prison pipeline, the criminal justice system, and powerful biases in media representation.
Session 1: Breaking the Silence
Introduces the theme of privilege and white fragility.
Session 2: The Invention of Race
Discusses the origins of race and racial identity.
Session 3: Socialization
Helps participants begin to name the cultural messages that have formed their understanding of race.
Session 4: What is Whiteness?
Participants identify how whiteness affects their communities
Session 5: Privilege and Education
Participants hear from a guest speaker from the local community, and then explore how racial privilege is embedded in our education system.
Session 6: Privilege and the Media
Explores racialized messages in the media and our assumptions about race.
- Immersion Experience -
Session 7: The Accused
Explores implicit bias, policing and double standards around drug policy.
Session 8: Opting In
Guides participants in discerning ways to take action.